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Show articles by keyword

Description

Sometimes you want to point your visitors/readers on other posts covering a specific topic.

You can either have this coded the hard way in your theme or use a plugin which will always show related articles, but what if you only want this to happen sometimes?

This plugin gives you a shortcode to insert in posts where you want to display a number of related posts. They will be shown with headline and date (optional) and can be styled via CSS.

Donations

If you find this plugin to be very useful it would be really kind if you donate a few bucks via PayPal (zahlungen@flomei.de).

Otherwise I really appreciate if you simply spread the word about this plugin or link back to www.flomei.de. 🙂

Screenshots

  • Simple shortcode turns to output (styleable via CSS)

Installation

  1. Upload show_articles_by_keyword.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or install the plugin from the ‘Plugins’ menu in the WordPress backend
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. You can now use the shortcode [show_articles keyword=X num=Y] where X is the keyword to look for (no quotes needed) and Y is the number of articles to fetch (standard: 5).
  4. Additional parameters: showdate can be set to yes (default) or no to show the post date inline with the headline. order can be set to date (default) or rand to order posts either by the post date or randomly.
  5. Note beside: You can also use the shortcode while developing a theme and fill it with dynamically fetched keywords. Have a look at do_shortcode for that (https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/do_shortcode).

FAQ

How can I style the output?

Every entry is wrapped in a section-element with the class abk. The headline (with or without date) is wrapped in a span-element with the class abk_h. This way you can easily style the related articles output.

Contributors & Developers

“Show articles by keyword” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0 (2014-03-18) First relase – Seems to work as supposed, could not find any bugs so far.